Longtime friends and former coworkers Daniel Zimmerman and Seth van den Bergh, self-described “modernists with an appreciation for classical design,” launched their interior design firm, the Drawing Room, in 2018. In addition to creating custom pieces like end tables and chandeliers for both residential and commercial projects, the pair started acquiring vintage furniture during their travels to Europe, India, and Australia—branding and selling both old and new as the TDR Collection.
When space opened up last spring at Buckhead Village—currently being reimagined by Jamestown (also home to Pinker Times)—they jumped at the opportunity despite the pandemic.
As Zimmerman explains, “The timing wasn’t ideal, but we are finding that people are more focused on home than ever before. They’re spending more time at home and investing more in their living spaces, and we want to be able share our collection with people beyond just our existing clients.”
Opened last fall, the 1,200-square-foot showroom displays pieces from the TDR Collection, including fine art; vintage furniture such as midcentury chairs and Italian brass chandeliers; and original creations like hand-blown glass vases, earthenware stools, and plush area rugs. Their favorite original design is the Henning dining table, which beautifully captures and reflects light.
“It brings us a lot of joy to work with artisans and create customized, one-of-a-kind pieces for our clients,” says Zimmerman.
Their latest project is a collection of luxe outdoor furniture called Portofino, a nod to their interest in midcentury Italian design.
This article appears in our February 2021 issue.